Newspaper clipping from the Kiron News- Sept 1936
Obituary of Carl Albert Peterson
Carl Albert Peterson passed away in his home in Wheeler township at 6:10 Friday morning 28 August 1936 at the age of 62 years, 9 months and 19 days. Mr. Peterson had been in poor health for the last five years, but it was only the last three weeks that he was bedfast. On Tuesday of last week he lapsed into unconsciousness and peacefully slept away on Friday morning. His loved ones tenderly cared for him during his prolonged illness.
He was the son of John and Anna Peterson, pioneer residents of this community. He was born in Warren County, Illinois on 9 November 1873 and together with his parents came to Sac County, Iowa when he was but 2 years old and settled on the Martin Peterson farm just west of the Bethel Lutheran Church. His parents were charter members of this congregation and it is interesting to note that the first annual meeting of this congregation was held in their home. So we see that from the earliest childhood Albert Peterson was brought up under the influence of the church. For 48 years he has been a communicant member of this congregation and at one time a trustee of the church. His entire life was spent in Wheeler Township, Sac County, Iowa with the exception of five years he spent on a farm near Holstein, Iowa.
He was united in marriage to Miss Britta Lundgren of Odebolt on 9 January 1914. Their entire wedded life was spent on the farm he had purchased in Wheeler Township. He was one of the industrious and progressive farmers. To this union was born eight children, six living, two daughters, Alice and Emma, dying in infancy.
Those who survive are the bereaved wife and the five sons and one daughter, namely, Arthur, Kenneth, Glen, Harold, Dorothy and Donald, all at home. He also leaves three brothers and two sisters, Miss Selma Peterson, Oscar, Martin and Minnie, Mrs. F. O. Ogren, all of Kiron, and Emil of Minneapolis, besides a large number of other relatives and friends. A foster brother, Arthur Johnson, preceded him in death. His mother passed away six years ago, his father in 1912.
He was baptized in the Lutheran faith while in Illinois and confirmed in the Bethel Lutheran church on 20 May 1888. He was a faithful member and loyal to its support. He was of a quiet nature, was always known for his uprightness and fairness in all his dealings and was a kind and loving husband and father and a good neighbor and friend.
The News joins with the congregation and friends in extending to the family the deepest sympathy. It has been hard -- harder than any of us can realize.
"Have Thine Own Way Lord, Have Thine Own Way,
Wounded and weary, Help me, I pray.
Power, all power, Surely is Thine,
Touch me and heal me, Savior divine."
Funeral services were held from the house at 1:30 and from the church at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon 31 August 1936. Burial was made at the Bethel Church Cemetery with Rev. Herbert Johnson officiating. Two male quartette numbers were sung, "Abide With Me" and "Nearer My God To Thee". David Johnson, Herbert Reed, Harold Lundell and Rev. Johnson composed the quartette. Many came to pay their last respects to this highly esteemed citizen.
The pall bearers were: Ed Lundblad, Martin Crook, Swan Johnson, Gust Noyd, Fred Johnson, and Fred Wangler.
Among the many who attended were his brother, Emil of Minneapolis, the Edwin Johnson family of Aurelia and many from Odebolt and vicinity.